Monday, February 9, 2015

Well hello there,
So as I am able to write easier in Português now sometimes I get carried away and write tons to the Presidente now. But things are going great for us here. The week went by really fast. We focused more on menos ativos esta semana and we had 4 menos ativos that came to Church this Sunday! We had lots of miracles this week. We also found this wonderful couple named Renata and Marcelo descendents from Italy. They were super funny and super receptive and let us right in and gave us a full dinner after knowing us for 5 minutes (see below). We honestly were stuffed from lunch já, but the Lord gave us extra strength to eat lots of their food and they became super excited to talk to us more and to hear our message and change their lives. Batendo portas as vezes é difícil but we have seen many miracles from our persistent efforts there. We honestly rarely bater portas here in Brazil but when we need to almost every day we have at least one miracle.
Conselho da Liderança was wonderful this week as well. I love the missionaries in this mission so much. I always look forward to Conselho e o treinamento do Presidente. I learn so much and always fico animada and reenergized to go out there and give it my all again. I always somehow find 5 minutes beforehand surprises of my name on the program (leading music or playing). I am very grateful for the music education I received throughout my life so that I could serve in this unexpected way many times on the mish. I will miss conselho A LOT. Presidente showed a small part of the clip Conhecer os Mórmons this time (Meet the Mormons) about a missionary leaving for a mission and his mom. I teared up a little bit and thought a lot about you guys. It is such a different world in the States, especially in Utah. I don´t know if I´ll be able to adjust.
Life is great. It gets better every day. Síster Palomino is a hoot and makes me laugh every day. She never gets desanimated and we are able to work excitedly todo o dia. We are traveling like crazy still and I think I spend more time outside of my area than in it, but we are receiving MUITAS bênçãos for this and are always very protected in our travels. I am getting to know the motoristas and everyone in the Rodoviária pretty well by now. It is fun to return to Ribeirão for a few hours each week as well because I always run into someone that I met while serving there. It really is a small world.
I was studying a talk by Presidente Monson this week and came across this quote that I agree with 100%: "It is the work of your parents that sustains you, their faith that encourages you, their prayers that inspire you. A mission is a family issue." Thanks for always supporting me so much! After serving with the other Sìsteres and getting to know their families a little bit through them, I have come to see how remarkably blessed I am with mine. I literally have the best family in the world. Stay strong and love each other tons! Do whatever you can to have a strong and temple-focused family. It is worth whatever it takes and is very rare in this world. I love you guys to the states and back.
Até a próxima semana,
Loves,
Síster Marchante



Olá Presidente Brum,
Eu amo minha companheira. Ela é tão diligente e trabalhamos muito bem juntos, nunca tendo nenhum problema entre nós duas. Estou muito abençoada ter ela como minha companheira na última transferência. Ajudamos uma à outra, e quando uma de nós estamos tristes, levantamos a outra. Então, sempre estamos felizes. Que semanas boas!
Adorei o Conselho esta semana de novo e me senti o Espírito muito forte. Sempre é uma das experiencias mais espirituais de minha transferência. Sou muito grata pela oportunidade assistir tantas reuniões assim. Aprendo muitas coisas cada vez e sempre sair de lá querendo ser melhor e trabalhar mais arduamente.
Vimos muitas milagres esta semana. Primeiro, em divisões. Visitamos as Sísteres em Franca! Saí com a Síster Lima da Silva e a Síster Palomino saiu com a Síster Araújo. Síster Lima da Silva está um pouco doente com uma gripe pequena e diarreia, mas conseguiu trabalhar bem todo o dia mesmo. Durante toda a divisão continuei a perguntar se ela estava bem e ela realmente pareceu melhor. Estas duas Sísteres são muito diligentes e trabalham muito bem. Amei-as desde o começo. Tivemos uma milagre batendo portas em divisões. Todos os nossos compromissos caíram então oramos e escolhemos uma rua para bater. Depois de algumas quarterões sem muito sucesso, começamos a pedir referências também. A primeira casa nos apontou para uma casa na próxima quarterão de uma senhora doente. Fomos lá e ela entendeu tudo muito bem e na verdade não era tão doente. Perguntamos o que ela perguntaria de Deus se Ele estivesse aqui, e ela falou "como posso obter salvação" e falou sobre a família dela. Falamos que têm respostas por todas as perguntas dela e falamos com ela por um bom tempo. Ela quer que as Sísteres voltem logo e vai ler o panfleto que deixamos. Realmente quando seguimos todos os instruções de Pregar Meu Evangelho, sempre temos sucesso. Sempre hão pessoas prontas para ouvir a mensagem de Cristo.
A Síster Lima da Silva trabalha muito bem até o fim e é obediente. Em fim, foi uma divisão muito gostosa e tenho muito respeito por ambos a Síster Lima da Silva e a Síster Araújo. Ela é muito forte, especialmente por só ter alguns anos como membro. A Síster Araújo sempre está animada e amorosa. Ela está engraçada e já é uma líder boa nas responsabilidades dela. Amo estas Sísteres.
Ontem tivemos uma milagre em nossa área também. Nós estávamos buscando novos e oramos para decidir uma rua para bater portas. Senti que devemos subir até uma rua onde nunca trabalhamos antes. Começamos a bater e logo achamos um casal bem legal. Falamos com eles por um pouco na janela deles e eles pediram se queríamos água. Ficaram muito animados quando aceitamos e não só deram água mas um jantar inteira! Foi uma oportunidade ótimo nesta ocasião para conversar muito sobre nosso trabalho e a Igreja. Tiveram MUITAS perguntas ÓTIMAS sobre nossa doutrina e nosso propósito. Falamos um pouco sobre famílias, profetas, oração, o Livro de Mórmon, o Espírito Santo, e a Palavra de Sabedoria (eles bebem e fumam mas querem parar). Eles ficaram muito interessados e queriam que voltássemos logo. Foi uma bênção para nós porque estávamos buscando eleitos e o Senhor mandou dois em uma vez. Também foi uma milagre porque nós duas estavam muito cheias do nosso almoço já, mas o Senhor nos ajudou a comer muito que fez com que eles ficassem muito felizes (eles são italianos e falaram que sempre quer que as pessoas comam muito). Realmente acho que não conseguiríamos entrar e conversar tanto com eles se não fosse por isso. Estou muito animada voltar lá e deixar pesquisadores bons pelas próximas Sísteres na nossa área. Amo Araraquara e estou muito abençoada trabalhar aqui.
Tivemos uma outra milagrinha batendo portas também porque tinha uma tempestade chegando, prestes a chover muito. Estava preocupada porque não tivemos guarda-chuvas e não é muito fácil bater portas nas tempestades. Orei toda a tarde, e o que o Senhor mandou? Não chuva mais um arco-iris! Foi uma coisa muito simples mas mostrou para mim de novo que o Senhor sempre responde ás nossas orações e importa mesmo com as coisas tão pequenas em nossas vidas. Eu amo servir e amo meu Salvador. Ele sempre nos ajuda.
Viajamos muito esta semana mas conseguimos muitas coisas boas e estou feliz com nosso trabalho. Sinto que estamos fazendo nosso melhor e realmente dando tudo que podemos ao Senhor. Estamos tentando seguir o Espírito Santo em todos os aspeitos do trabalho.
Obrigada por tudo,
Síster Marchante
 
 
English Translation:
 
Hello President Brum,
I love my companion. She is so diligent and work very well together, never having any problems between us. I am very blessed to have her as my companion in the last transfer. We help each other, and when one of us are sad, we raise the other. So, we are always happy. What good weeks!
Loved the Council this week again and I felt the Spirit so strongly. It is always one of the most spiritual experiences of my transfer. I am very grateful for the opportunity to watch many meetings as well. Learn many things each time and always leave there wanting to be better and work harder.
We have seen many miracles this week. First, in divisions. We visited the Sisters in France! I left with Sister Lima DA Silva and Sister Palomino went with Sister Araújo. Sister Lima DA Silva is a little sick with diarrhea and a small flu, but could work well all day even. Throughout the division continued to ask her out and she really looked better. These two Sisters are very diligent and work very well. Loved them from the start. We had a miracle slamming doors in rooms. All our commitments fell pray and then chose a street to hit. After a few blocks west without much success, we begin to ask for references too. The first house pointed to a house next quarterão of a sick lady. We went there and she got it all very well and actually was not that sick. Asked what she would ask God if He was here, and she said "how can I get salvation" and talked about her family. We talked to have answers for all the questions her and spoke to her for a long time. She wants the Sisters come back soon and will read the pamphlet left. Really when we follow all instructions of Preach My Gospel, we always have success. Where will people ready to hear the message of Christ.
The Sister Lima DA Silva works very well to the end and is obedient. In the end it was a very hot division and have much respect for both Sister Lima DA Silva and Sister Araújo. She is very strong, especially only have a few years as a member. The Sister Araújo is always lively and loving. She is funny and it is a good leader in her responsibilities. Love these Sisters.
Yesterday we had a miracle in our area as well. We were looking for new and pray decide to hit a street doors. I felt that we should climb to a street where ever worked before. We started to hit and soon found a very nice couple. We talked to them for a bit in their window and they asked if we wanted water. Were very excited when we accept and not only gave water but a full dinner! It was a great opportunity on this occasion to talk a lot about our work and the Church. MANY GREAT had questions about our doctrine and our purpose. We talked a little about families, prophets, prayer, the Book of Mormon, the Holy Spirit and the Word of Wisdom (they drink and smoke but want to stop). They were very interested and wanted us to come back soon. It was a blessing for us because we were seeking elected and the Lord sent two at once. Also it was a miracle because we were both too full from our lunch already, but the Lord helped us eat too much which caused them to stay very happy (they are Italian and said that always wants people to eat a lot). I really think that we could not go in and talk to them as much if not for that. I'm very excited to go back there and let good researchers for the next Sisters in our area. Love Araraquara and I am very blessed to work here.
We had another milagrinha slamming doors also because it had a storm coming, about to rain a lot. I was worried because we had no umbrellas and it is not very easy slam doors in the storms. I prayed all afternoon, and what the Lord commanded? No more rain a rainbow! It was a very simple thing but showed me again that the Lord always answers our prayers and cares even with such small things in our lives. I love to serve and love my Savior. It always helps us.
We traveled a lot this week but we got a lot of good things and I'm happy with our work. I feel we are doing our best and really giving everything we can to the Lord. We are trying to follow the Holy Spirit in all aspeitos work.
Thanks for everything,
Sister Marchante

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